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The Economist Events’ Finance Disrupted Conference to Uncover Whether Today’s Financial World is Prepared for the Future

September 19, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 19, 2018--The Economist Events is pleased to announce that “Finance Disrupted: The next ten years” will be held on October 2, 2018 at Current at Pier Sixty, located between 23 rd, 24 th Streets, and The West Side Highway South in New York City. The Finance Disrupted conference will bring together over 250 policymakers, business executives, and thought leaders to engage in analysis and debate over whether or not today’s financial system is prepared for the future.

The event will delve into how regulation and financial technology shifts have impacted the system for the past ten years, as well as what and who will be the biggest disruptors in the decade to come. Particular topics at the center of discussion include artificial intelligence, the future of regulation and fintech, cashless economies, and the blockchain and bitcoin frenzy. The conference will also feature one-on-one interviews with several financial and government leaders on what the next ten years will look like.

“In the decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the financial industry has seen a slew of regulatory and technological changes,” says Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor in Chief, The Economist. “We’re proud to host another Finance Disrupted conference this year, to foster conversations among regulators and practitioners about how the industry has changed and to examine what lies ahead.”

Confirmed speakers at this year’s event include:

Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the currency, US Department of the Treasury Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and chief executive, Sinovation Ventures; president, Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute Amber Baldet, Co-founder and chief executive, Clovyr Douglas Feagin, Senior vice-president of global business, Ant Financial Lawrence Summers, President emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University Michael Novogratz, Chief executive, Galaxy Digital Capital Management Huw van Steenis, Senior adviser to the governor, Bank of England Avid Modjtabai, Senior executive vice-president, payments, virtual solutions and innovation, Wells Fargo Bank John Schlifske, Chief executive, Northwestern Mutual Alice Milligan, Chief digital client experience officer, US Consumer Bank, Citi Paul Walker, Global advisory board member, Motive Partners; former co-head of technology, Goldman Sachs Brad Katsuyama, Co-founder and chief executive, IEX Oliver Hughes, Chief executive officer, Tinkoff Bank Perianne Boring, Founder and president, Chamber of Digital Commerce R. Jesse McWaters, Financial innovation lead, World Economic Forum Lara Warner, Chief compliance and regulatory affairs office, Credit Suisse

For more information on the event or to register for the conference, please go to http://bit.ly/2MruPhk.

To access insights from the event’s industry-leading speakers, please visit the Finance Disrupted blog: http://www.financedisrupted.com/. We also invite attendees to participate in the conversation on Twitter using #FinanceDisrupted.

Ashoka is the event’s supporting sponsor. Supporting associations include 100 Women in Finance, Hedge Connection, Daily Fintech Advisers, and Crowdfund Insider. The event PR agency is BackBay Communications.

The event is open to the media. Please contact Cailin Cowley at BackBay Communications (information below) for media registration details.

About  The Economist   ( www.economist.com ) With a growing global circulation and a reputation for insightful analysis and perspective on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications. The paper covers politics, business, science and technology, and books and arts, concluding each week with the obituary.

The Economist Events brings the publication to life. As the leader of debate in the pursuit of progress, Economist Events tackles leading issues with an insightful, forward-looking and distinctly global perspective. It provides the necessary tools for business leaders, senior executives and policy makers to make informed decisions and to stay ahead of the game in a rapidly changing world.

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